ERIC Number: ED327396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics Counts in Virginia. Virginia International Mathematics Assessment Project. Main Report.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Mathematics Service.
The Virginia International Mathematics Assessment Project was undertaken in response to the need for high quality baseline data on student achievement and on curriculum and instructional issues. The assessment model chosen for this project used the design and instruments of the Second International Mathematics Study (SIMS). The study included 104 schools throughout Virginia, approximately 800 students and over 200 teachers and principals. Most students were in grades 8, 11, and 12. This report includes a summary of the findings with reference to achievement, opportunity to learn, attitude, and other background information on both teachers and students. Chapters include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Mathematics Achievement in Virginia Schools"; (3) "Opportunity to Learn Mathematics in Virginia Schools"; (4) "Student Attitudes"; (5) "Background Data"; (6) "Teachers Teaching...Students Learning"; (7) "Implementing SIMS at the Local Level"; (8) "Summary"; and (9) "Recommendations." Appended are a description of the five technical reports that accompany this study and a sample design. (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Mathematics Service.
Identifiers: Second International Mathematics Study; Virginia